Consul General Karen Ogle arrived in Hermosillo, Sonora on August 8, 2014. Her consular district covers the southern part of the State of Sonora, and the entire State of Sinaloa. Beginning her Foreign Service career in 1983 as a Specialist, Karen worked for the Department’s most senior officers at State and the National Security Council. She became a Foreign Service Officer in 1994 serving in the Management section in Bangladesh on her first assignment.
She has just completed an assignment in Ciudad Juarez where as Visa Chief and Deputy Consular Section Chief she supervised the world’s largest visa unit. Prior to Juarez Karen held the Iranian visa portfolio in Ankara, Turkey. In the course of her career, Karen has lived and served in twelve different countries on six continents. Karen studied at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. Her languages are Spanish, Farsi, and French. She is accompanied in Hermosillo by her husband, Hugh Marcy, an Engineer and retired Captain in the United States Navy.